Woodlawn Principal's Blog 4/9/21

I am really looking forward to next week and getting even more energy in this building.  I miss the laughter and fun that the students provide on a daily basis.  I cannot thank the parents and staff enough for the commitment you have put in over the last 13 months.  We will continue to team up for the success of our students. 

8th Grade Graduation

Please tentatively hold Tuesday, June 1st for an in person 8th Grade Graduation. More details and confirmation to follow. Many details are being finalized.  

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Return to In Person Learning

The Woodlawn staff is committed to meet the needs for all our students.  As we return to in person learning, if your Woodlawn student is having a difficult time adjusting, please reach out to our amazing counseling staff members 

Tammy Franks-Cornwell, School Social Worker- [email protected]

Kylie Gember , School Social Worker- [email protected]

Jacqui Jessogne, School Counselor - [email protected]

Liz O’Connor, School Psychologist- [email protected]

Material Pick Up for 6th and 7th Grade REMOTE Students ONLY

Woodlawn will have science materials pick up for items that are necessary for class instruction.  This applies to 6th and 7th grade full remote students only. 

In person students will receive their materials during class.


Science Kit for Trimester 3


Tuesday, April 13th from 7:30a.m.-3:30p.m. 

Wednesday, April 14th from 7:30a.m.- 3:30p.m.

Thursday, April 15th from 7:30a.m.- 3:30p.m.

Friday, April 16th from 7:30a.m.- 3:30p.m.

Pick-Up Details & Information: 

Students do not need to be present during pick-up. 

Parents or guardians may send a friend or family member to pick up the materials. 

There will be tables set up outside the main entrance at Woodlawn.

Please wear a mask when picking up materials. 

There is no need to enter the building for anything. 

Please take ONE science kit. 

Assessment Information

The standardized assessment window is quickly approaching. Because many of the required assessments must be taken in-person, families who selected remote learning for the rest of the year received a survey earlier today to outline their options and determine if their children will come to the buildings to take the assessments. Students who are in-person will take the assessments with one of their teachers. 

Remote and in-person students will be kept separate during the administration of the assessments. Specific dates for each assessment will be determined once the results of the survey are collected, but you can find general time frames below.

NWEA MAP: Students at all grades participate in one assessment for English language arts and one assessment for math over two days.  The data we receive from the MAP assessments provides valuable information regarding intervention and acceleration needs. The window for the NWEA MAP assessment is May 3 - May 14 with more specific dates within the window to come. 

ACCESS: Students that are identified as not yet English proficient participate in four assessments in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The Illinois State Board of Education requires ACCESS to be administered in-person. Students who are in-person are being scheduled by building level personnel.

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR): Students in grades 3-8 participate in assessments for both literacy and math over three days. The Illinois State Board of Education requires IAR to be administered in-person. The window for the IAR is May 17 - May 28 with more specific dates within the window to come. 

Illinois Science Assessment (ISA): Students in grades 5 and 8 participate in three assessments in science. The Illinois State Board of Education requires ISA to be administered in-person. ISA will be administered on Friday, June 11 for those families who wish to participate. We will be sending out a separate survey to fifth and eighth grade families later in May to find out who would like to participate in ISA.

REMINDER- DAILY SELF CERTIFICATION is a requirement for in-person attendance

To access the required Daily Self-Certification Form, you need to log into TeacherEase EACH MORNING your student will attend in person to submit self-certification. 

This VIDEO gives instructions, including how to access the daily self-certification form using your cell phone (iOS or android).


*NEW* Attendance Procedures for In-Person Students 

With the change to five days of in-person learning for all students beginning April 12th, the expectation is that students will attend in-person unless the student is under quarantine/isolation or is home ill. If for some reason your child needs to attend school remotely instead of in-person on a given day, attendance procedures are changing to state that the child’s parent/guardian will need to contact the school office prior to the start of the school day.


After successfully submitting your student’s 2021–22 registration, you will receive an itemized receipt by email promptly that lists the total charge, including required fees and optional donations, if any, that you chose to make.


Please do not refute the charge. It will result in a chargeback fee for your family.

If you select the credit card payment option when paying 2021–22 registration fees, look for either of the following identifying description labels on your credit card statement: POWERSCHOOL MD 512375–4514 or PB POWERSCHOOL. District 96 registration charges are not described with the District or school name.

Also, be advised that some banks code this transaction as a donation.

If you have questions, please refer to your registration receipt and/or contact the public info coordinator [email protected]

Keeping students (and siblings) home due to symptoms

Per the IDPH COVID-19 School Exclusion Guidance, if any household member is showing any one of the symptoms listed below, all siblings must stay home from school. Please let the school office know when calling for attendance if your child is staying home due to illness, even if the student is participating remotely. 

The symptoms in which a student must stay home due to COVID-19 protocols are: fever (100.4°F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches from unknown cause.

6th Grade Dental Forms

Attention parents of 6th Graders. Proof of dental exams for all 6th graders are due by May 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kaufmann at 847-353-8500.

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Stand Strong Coalition 

If you were not able to make it to the Stand Strong transition to high school evening, here is a link for you to watch!  

Finally, how do you not love a good animal picture?  What captions would you give these two pictures?